Cocoon The Return (1988)

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The return of the senior citizens who departed for the planet Antarea. Initially they are just pleased to be back on Earth, enjoying its pleasures such as volleyball or fried bacon. Their alien friends are here to retreive some cocoons from the sea bed, though the local oceanographic institute finds one of the cocoons and keeps its inhabitant, whom they name Phil, for experiments. The aliens determine to rescue the captured alien before they return to Antarea in four days. The old people now face a dilemma: back on Earth they are again subject to disease and death, yet this is where their loved ones live and where they feel at home. Facing ordinary old age here or eternal youth in space, and factoring in new widowhood and pregnancy, they each make their choices.

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